Elaine Lowaty

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Elaine Lowaty

Elaine Lowaty (they/them) Elaine is a queer anarchist feminist living in Egypt. They write about the fragility of queer geographies, they look for ways to produce softness within precarity, they host spaces for connection, and produce knowledge on queer intermovement building.

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Surveillance and Securitization of Queer Bodies in Egypt

In January 2022, an Arabic version of the film Perfect Strangers became the focus of public outrage. The uproar was about more than just a controversial movie, however, and, upon closer analysis, revealed the role of undergarments in the injustice perpetrated against queer subjects.